Marco’s Big Win

The headline says it all:

Marco Rubio Nabs His First 2016 Win In Minnesota GOP Presidential Caucus

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio scored a much-need victory in Minnesota Tuesday, winning the state’s Republican presidential caucus.

Rubio beat out businessman Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson.

Minnesota was considered Rubio’s best chance for a win on Super Tuesday, after he suffered defeats in previous contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. Rubio visited the state the day of the caucus and visited Minneapolis last week to boost his chances in the state.

Rubio’s campaign was under significant pressure to win a state primary or caucus and demonstrate that he is a more viable alternative to Trump than Cruz.

There had been almost no polling done in Minnesota to determine how Republican voters were leaning, so it was difficult to assess who was the favorite leading into the caucus.

The state has 38 delegates, which will be awarded proportionally. Minnesota’s caucuses tend to be low-turnout affairs, like caucuses in other states, which means that only the most committed voters take time out of their evening to participate. A total of 595 delegates across the nation were up for grabs Tuesday.

While other candidates have focused on short-term goals like winning primaries and caucuses, Marco Rubio is relying on a scientific “It’s the delegates, stupid” strategy that allows him to take the long view and pace himself.



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200 Responses to Marco’s Big Win

  1. Myiq2xu says:

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  4. Somebody says:

    Talk about delusional. What is little Marco’s path to victory?

  5. Dora says:

    Ah – so that’s who’s supporting him.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    You’re welcome 😉

    • Myiq2xu says:

      • DeniseVB says:

        Probably in Northern Virginia, home of the political, donor and lobbying class zillionaires. Trump did okay with us redneck bumpkins.

    • swanspirit says:

      😁👙 yay Virginia Beach!

    • DandyTIger says:

      My county went for Rubio. And the city on the Dem side went for Sanders. The People’s Republic of Charlottesville has spoken. 🙂

      • dm says:

        Hey, you’re from Charlottesville? I lived for a short time near Staunton…loved the countryside but found the people a bit cliquish…friendly enough, but i always felt like an outsider.

      • elliesmom says:

        The Charles River separates Boston from Cambridge and also serves as a county line. Hillary easily took the Boston side of the river yesterday. She squeaked out a win on the Cambridge side, but Middlesex County covers a lot of “not-college town” places. I’m pretty sure Bernie took the People’s Republic of Cambridge itself. Out in western MA, in Hampshire County, which includes the People’s Republic of Amherst, home to UMass, Amherst College, Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire College, it was a real blow-out win for Bernie. The registered voters from the colleges outnumber the residents of the town. The town schedules its town meetings and elections during college breaks. 😉

        • DeniseVB says:

          Bernie seems to be taking the college towns. Either they haven’t learned the meaning of socialism, or protest voting against Hillary ? Then again, most of them are still living off mumsie and popsie. Free stuff rocks!

          • leslie says:

            Indeed it does… or did when mumsie and popsie had $$.

          • elliesmom says:

            Part of it with the Bernie kids is definitely the free college. They don’t read the fine print to see Harvard won’t be on the free list. But a lot of his appeal is the idea that we’re a rich country, and we shouldn’t have any poor people. They don’t understand “poor” is a relative thing, and we will always have people who have more than other people unless we’re all poor.

  7. Myiq2xu says:

  8. DeniseVB says:

    From Breitbart’s live blog last night. Great overview and snark …..

  9. driguana says:

    Needs a punch line…
    What’s the difference between a narcissistic tycoon and a narcissistic buffoon?

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    • DeniseVB says:

      Sounds more like Obama than Trump. Hillary’s running on “Obama’s Successes” that he’s not given enough credit for. Me thinks that stump speech will keep her out of jail and whoever has the GOP nom will have a field day with that. Hope it’s Trump, he’s not afraid of the Clintons like the GOPe is.

      • elliesmom says:

        I was watching the primary returns in the living room, and Elliesdad was watching “something else” in his man-cave. He came out to ask me about a commercial he saw just as Trump said he might not be running against Hillary because she might be locked up. Elliesdad, “He went there? OMG, he went there.” Then he smiled.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I’m sensing a rise in the politically apathetic husbands here. Mine’s showing a weird interest too. 😉

          • Jadzia says:

            Same here. I don’t even know if my husband leans Dem or Republican (we don’t talk much), but he is enjoying the Trump Show.

  12. DeniseVB says:

  13. Anthony says:

    Little Marco’s “victory” speech last night was no different than any of his vitriolic stump speeches (GOPe please note: it is IMPERATIVE that you change his audio chip before you put him on the air again )

    There is only ONE candidate from either side of the aisle whose speech made a point of and a pledge of creating unity within their own party, and that was DJTrump, which was actually surprising. I’m sure this will be overlooked in the coming spin cycles; perhaps even to the point of excising the video footage of those several moments.

    Interesting (perhaps only to me?) the morning spin was brutal. Bill Kristol was particularly nuts on Morning Joe today, blaming Joe’s “incessant propping up of Trump” for last night’s big win.

    Bill DeBlasio, another guest on the show, forgot that Trump already disavowed the purported KKK endorsement. I say purported because although The Daily Beast published a column yesterday that quoted Duke saying that Trump was not his choice of a nominee and did not endorse him. There is ample video footage of Trump disavowing Duke on several occasions, but the MSM, DNC and RBC insist on playing their race cards until they expire in November.

    Some bloggers who I believed to be pragmatic and even prescient in the past have been so blinded by their unexplained (by their own admission) visceral reaction to Trump that they are losing any and all credibility because they just can’t help themselves from sputtering gibberish.

    And yet, in a country that has been screaming for unity since George W. Bush won Florida in 2000, some people – perhaps many – simply refuse to listen to the words they’ve been waiting to hear for 16 fucking years.

    Once again, as in 2008, the establishment members of BOTH parties are shamelessly discounting the votes of the people who pay their salaries.

    If you made it this far, thanks for reading. I’m done – and feeling much better now 🙂

    • taw46 says:

      And a good read it was!

    • elliesmom says:

      🙂 Made it all the way through.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Enjoyed it very much Anthony! The media takeaway of Trump’s speech last night are a bunch of silly vines of Christie’s “stare”. Pathetic boobs.

    • leslie says:

      Made it. I saw Bill Kristol on MJoe. In fact, I thought his brains were going to fly out this nostrils. So I turned to another channel. Unfortunately, everywhere I turn, I’m hearing Clinton, Sanders, Rubio, Cruz and others talking about their “wins” instead of unifying the country.
      If I have to listen to HRC for four years, I don’t think I’ll make it through. AND, to hear HRC trying to sound like a preacher, is making me feel like I have to hurl.
      Or as they say at MOTUS, hard.
      Well done, Anthony.

    • smangala says:

      To me the awesome part was where he gave Cruz credit and kudos for his wins. Good sportsmanship and made him look like the person taking the higher ground.

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  18. DeniseVB says:

    In case you missed it ….

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  21. DeniseVB says:

    Liberals are becoming like the cat who can’t catch the laser dot. Sure doesn’t take much to entertain them 😉

  22. DandyTIger says:

    The full court press from the media, DC establishment, and the two junior senators against Trump have had an effect. So they’ll keep it up. Fortunately for Trump the momentum is very big, and the numbers are adding up. And also fortunately both Cruz and Rubio, and others, are staying in the race. The next two debates and the vote on the 15th will be amazing theater.

  23. DeniseVB says:

    Huck gets it.

  24. Dora says:

    Just one minute for something more pleasant. These beautiful pictures were sent down by astronaut Scott Kelly. Welcome back to Earth Mr. Kelly.

    Images of Earth From a Year in Space

  25. DandyTIger says:

    All about the base.

  26. lyn says:

    In the same Marco’s comedic vein:

    • leslie says:

      You know, quite some time ago, one of my neighbors said she thought Cruz was “creepy”. While I was listening to the thing about “liking hair”, that was all I could think of and had to turn it off. I liked Cruz in the beginning, but his recent attacks have been quite disturbing.
      I have 2 weeks to decide what to do. . . Illinois primary is on the 15th.

  27. DeniseVB says:

    Interesting take from the UK. A southern border town in TX overwhelmingly voted for Mr. T. 😉

  28. lyn says:

  29. taw46 says:

    This is a good read about the people in the rural South who have been ignored (and destroyed) for many years now.

  30. Dying.

  31. Told you. There are lots of indications Trump is making big inroads with blacks, especially black males. TPTB on both sides of aisle can’t have that. It totally upsets the power balance of the kabuki theater.

  32. DeniseVB says:

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    • leslie says:

      The GOPe is scared Trump can win the GE. Otherwise why all the scheming? If they say he can’t win anyway, and they do, why spin their wheels on this or any other plan?

  36. DeniseVB says:

    “Dude is his own press secretary” ~ from the comments

  37. DeniseVB says:

    MOTUS, a Cruz supporter, makes a good case for a Trump/Rubio ticket with Cruz to SCOTUS.

    • swanspirit says:

      Trump choosing Rubio as VP would make me question Trumps judgement.

      • Anthony says:

        I think Little Marco would make a good VP. Its not like he would have anything to do except bob his head, and I hear he’s pretty good at that 😮

        • Yeah, I have little problem with strategic, purely political VP picks. I don’t have to *like* it, but don’t get heartburn over them.

          • Somebody says:

            #NeverMarco………#StillbitterinFL…….argh……no, please, please no!

            Generally speaking I don’t have an issue with a strategic VP pick either, but gawd I can’t stand Rubio…….it’s personal, I’m a Floridian.

      • Jadzia says:

        I actually liked the Jan Brewer suggestion. Yes, I would like to see a woman on the ticket. Moreover, I think he could use somebody from the Western United States–outsider country (LA excepted). And Brewer is in a good position to witness to America’s future if the current immigration policy continues.

    • DeniseVB says:

      There is that, but Florida and the Millennials ! I do like Cruz better than Rubama. Rubio’s too ambitious and wouldn’t make a good “insurance policy” either. Uncle Joe dropped out early in ’08 with less than 1%, voila, VP !

      • dm says:

        Definitely wouldn’t be the first time a VP was picked for political expediency that also happened to include mutual hatred of each other…wasn’t it Kennedy/Johnson who so famously epitomized this phenomenon?

      • lyn says:

        Trump/Sanders 2016. 😉 I can’t even go there, because the GOP aka. Donner Party still has time to eat Trump up. We know what body part Little Marco gets, and I hope he chokes on it.

  38. Anthony says:

    Mitt Romney just announced a press conference scheduled for tomorrow morning on the state of the Republican party and the coming election.

    Wow. I typed that while were announcing it and finished when they finished the last word. Holy shit. A lifetime of piano lessons really makes those fingers move lol

    • Nailed it.

      • 1539days says:

        Also, Romney is going to do what the GOPe can’t to do yet because Trump took their dumb pledge which makes them unable to boot him.

    • mcnorman says:

      And you thought all that practice would never pay off. hahaha

    • swanspirit says:

      A press conference? Is Mittens contemplating entering the race at this late date? I don’t think he would lower himself that far, he just wants it to turn out the way he wants. Fuck you Mitt.

    • Somebody says:

      The ONLY thing Mitt Romney should be talking about is that we have elections in which people vote and via that process we select a nominee. He should tell the establishment jackasses to STFU, the people are speaking and should be respected.

      I don’t mind if he also cautions all of the candidates about tone and giving ready made talking points and ads to the dems.

      If he goes beyond that then fuck him. Personally I think this is an unorthodox move for him to be making a speech about the “state of the race”. He really should just fade away and enjoy his family and his money. I truly hope this doesn’t set a precedent. If it does we can call it ILL……incumbent loser lecture……or LOL……Lecture of the Loser.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Romney III? Return of the Mormon? He would be going after Jeb’s voters.

  39. taw46 says:

    OK, this is Twitter’s new thing.

  40. Dora says:

    I don’t want him to drop out of the debate. He’s the only friend DJT has left on the stage.

  41. DandyTIger says:

    Purist (core) conservatives are to the Republican party what black americans are to the Democratic party. They’re both their parties bitches. Fully owned, taken for granted, and laughed at. The parties would never do anything for them precisely because they want them wanting and beholding to their party as their only hope. The ultimate suckers.

    • DandyTIger says:

    • 1539days says:

      So how does that work? Am I a GOP bitch because I have reasons for not supporting Trump, both in terms of personality and experience? There are people who support Trump because he’s fighting a system that has been tone deaf and counter-productive to their stated platform for years. I don’t think those people are stupid. I also don’t think they’re any smarter than the people who don’t think Trump has enough history, experience or can beat Hillary.

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  43. mothy67, says:

    I was talking to a very intelligent friend Her dad is a cardiologist from Japan SHe has a doctorate in Nursing from Columbia. She grew up very affluent but buys all the media racial narratives. Honestly thinks Trump advocates genocide. Going on about income disparity. Likes Sanders. You do not get a doctorate from an Ivy League school without hard work. She was groomed to excel and she seems to carry white guilt for attaining success. Color me racist but I don’t think its fair she is consuming my MSM indoctrinized self hate for something I had nothing to do with. First they come and take our jobs then our guilt. Haha.
    No really she thinks woes can be fixed by government programs and calls me cold for disagreeing.
    I am well aware that I need gratitude. Saying I am thankful does not mean it’s my fault somebody neglects their kid. Progressives think they are superiorand the unwashed masses require government control. Welfare greatly contributes to the break down of the family. My niece has a son his father’s name is unknown. He’s a pot dealer with I was told “three kids with four other women” Huh? My niece quit high school. She makes 10 an hour as a house cleaner Gets section 8. The kid is a mess loaded up on meds for HGTV or something. It’s insane millions of kids starting in kindergarten are perversely medicated. I see it all the time. Tragic. Just give your kid a pill. My grand nephew is emotionally, intellectually stunted. What is his future. My niece seems placated by this government run life. Homes have plywood instead of windows. People don’t cut their grass because its Section 8. Landlord’s job sit on the porch drink and smoke while your kid comes home to a mess. Not race the back of working class white America has been broken.
    My kid is goal oriented. I take education and how she presents herself to the world very seriously. So sad her mother didn’t call her for three years but kept her brother and sister. I am supposed to throw pity parties and whine. No I love and encourage her I believe in her. Ain’t a lot we can’t do. I took on Common Core. Wow poor me investing time in a kid’s education is so unfair. Common Core math does kind of suck because it for lack of a better word stupid. Early on the mental math stuff makes sense to an academic. Eventually we all do mental math. Go into a store wth 20 you figure out what you can buy. You round up. Mental math was so confusing. I did not understand second grade problems. No way in hell I was going to be passive. Math is everything. My crud was not going to resent math. Not so much concerned about the letter grade more fixated on her not hating math. Math is everything. Mjsic is math colors are math. The design of Common Core is in my eyes too aggressive. Strict rules about development are bullshit. There is no standard. Common Core leaves kids behind. Nightmare has never gotten anything but an A. I worked my ass off to get through it. I ache that my baby know math is magic. You can do nothing without math. A huge take overo f education by a government run program is wrong. How can we apply one standard. Alaskan kids spend more time in doors. Girls are generally more effussivethan boys. Lets apply one standard to all. The variables are countless. Frigging diet playsin to intellectual gtowth. My vegan kid drinks so much milk. I buy brain food. It is so expensive. I am really big on dark fruits. Wild berries are so amazing but so expensive. Yes Ivused to pick them with my one legged diabetic grandfather that quit school in 4th grade to raise his younger brothers and sisters. He got older no education my grandmother was a bit of a slut. Small world small minds my Nanny had to marry my grandfather because she was a single mother. She got married because there was nothing else. She had 5 kids to my grandfather but she liked men. Many men. Many men. My grandmother was a bartender married to a much older guy. 1920’s she slept around. She was drunk a lot. I adored her. I was in junior high and she always took me to clean banks. She wore polyester but her plastic beads always matched her pants. Loved Bingo. I grew up selling specials in church basements.
    My point is I am grateful. Who has a one legged grandfather and a slut grandmother. I say slut with utmost love.

  44. DandyTIger says:

  45. DeniseVB says:

    Shep Smith said Trump is way ahead of McCain and Romney, at this point in the primary season, and the media called them the presumptive nominees. Then I saw this and laughed …..

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    • lyn says:

      “After yesterday’s Super Tuesday contests confirmed the pecking order of Republican presidential candidates, the third-place finisher, Marco Rubio, continued his recent pattern of threats to do everything within his power to stop first-place finisher Donald Trump. Having already crossed the Rubicon (Rubio-con?) by associating himself with the meme ‪#‎NeverTrump‬, thereby abrogating his ‘loyalty pledge’ to support the Republican nominee, Rubio’s posturing as a GOP ‘unity candidate’ is more bizarre than ever.”

  47. mothy67, says:

    I have a nice story.
    My dad has COPD he went back to work picking up railroad emplyees. He did it to fight for my grand niece. He is of that 50’s era. James Deam macho. He had to quit up and down weather didn’t work. He became so sad. I can be vapid. I didn’t see it was pupose. I was expecting him to die. I am not ready. I suppose no one ever is. He was waking up taking his oxygen tank to a chair and going to sleep. I saidcto the baby tell pap you want to go swimming with him again and you need him. He was ashen had barely moved in two weeks. This morning he went to the gym i actually think I saw a miracle. . My dad is so amazingly profoundly good with his great grand daughter. He has COPD but he coaches softball. All the pretty little liars love coach pap. He breathes well when he is involved. Winter sucks. I think he was feeling useless. We are in an etarnal court battle. Itbis very expensive. My dad took a job to help pay. I think having to quit caused depession. I just asked my chump to ask him to swim. My charge is very sensitive. Not I’m gonna cry sensitive i mean she gets stuff. She told him she wanted to go swimming and told him she needed him. I don’t have cable so I was watching Trump speak in my parents living room. Baby said I am gonna sleep with pap tonight. She crawled in his bed. Weeks my dad was grey. He didn’t move. Just sat in a chair. Little girl said I need you. He is alive. Yesterday I was checking for a pulse today he,’s at the gym.

    • swanspirit says:

      Wonderful story!!!I am happy for you and your dad!

    • taw46 says:

      Sweet girl.

      • mothy67, says:

        I asked my dad why he changed so much in 24 hours and he was honest said he had been depressed about losing h i s job. I have not a huge amount of money but I’ll take my dad alive over his chipping in court cost. I said goodbye to my savings a long time ago. Once upon a time I was going to be wearing linen having an es p resso on my balcony in Lisbon. Shit happens. I live in a garage in my parents basement in Pittsburgh. How pathetic is that? My brat is so funny. I have this horrible habit of telling her extreme lies. I told her years ago that I was a home contractor that carried a guitar around everywhere I went one day on a job I met this little girl and I taught her how to play the piano on my guitar. It t ook a few years but she came bursting into yell at me that was Taylor Swift’s story. I think I’m funny. Most say idiot. Kid grasps absurdity. Why anyone would choose to be a parent is beyond me. Kids suck. They drink your beer smoke. Awful things. Not really they are expensive and the job never ends but they get under your skin. I can’t remember when I was not worried about her future.
        Cute thing when she was in kindergarten i bought her an ipod first song was Back to December. She is now 9 and music in the shower is somehow important. I had to buy shower speakers. I may be the rudest person ever born if you take Seinfeld and multiply it by t’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia I am the bastard child. Yet monster I may be I hear my brat singing Back to December as I sit on the stairs as I am still afraid of everything I almost tear up(ha ha I cry like a baby)
        I think I have lesbian tendencies. I was just watching Natalie Merchant’s Wonder. What a sweet song. I have been a fan of Natalie for years. Don’t always agree but I like

  48. lyn says:

    Spit it out, babe.

    • leslie says:

      wow. Although this kind of reminded me of “The Imitation Game”. I hope this guy is happier than the subject of that movie. (Alan Turing)

  49. DeniseVB says:

    Way to win the hearts and minds of crossover votes Chels. Of course you know she was referring to Trump fans and supporters.

    • lyn says:

      America is filled with little racists. This could help Trump. Oh, I hope he does well tomorrow. He should let Marco and Ted lose their shit and smile at them.

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  51. swanspirit says:
    The rat fuckers live at Buffoon Juice , where they recommend voting for Cruz, in primary elections, in order to “rat Fuck” Donald Trump. Because these are the people concerned about Donald’s ethics

    • lyn says:


    • DeniseVB says:

      This is the problem with Open Primaries. Here in Virginia, the Dem frat blogger boys of NoVa , clearly knowing Hillary was going to trounce Bernie here, bragged about voting for Rubio because voting AGAINST Trump felt so good. Jerks.

      Since Hillary is on her way to her coronation, you betcha this will happen more and more in the primary/caucus states that are left.

    • 1539days says:

      I’ve seen liberals writing about voting for Trump to mess with the GOP too. I doubt it has much of an effect.

    • dm says:

      Yeah, I got side swiped yesterday by a couple of rabid anti-trumpers for merely suggesting I was open to Trump…I had even clearly stated Cruz was my first choice. I very nicely called them out on their rudeness, but they explained that that’s just how they roll. I considered including something about the complaints about the donald’s total lack of ethics and non presidentin’ ways and comparing to their rude behavior, but figured that would just bounce right off. The hatred runs deep.

  52. 49erDweet says:

    My biggest worry is this year’s POTUS race is generating so much attention some loser network will try to make it into a weekly series.

  53. taw46 says:

    “The big story is the American people saying we’ve had enough—Democrats and Republicans,” Langone told Neil Cavuto. “They’re saying nobody’s listened to us. I think what we’re witnessing right now in America, thank God, is a peaceful revolution.”

    • lyn says:

      Romney is the GOPe’s last-ditch effort to take down Trump. If the Republicans are this stupid, their party deserves to die.

      • Lulu says:

        It is a hostile takeover by the voters. The donors and their employees who are their functionaries currently run it. But they cannot have power without voters who give it to them. They don’t own it because they cannot buy it. It is like a hostile corporate or organizational takeover because those running it are not serving their real masters, the voter or stockholder, the real owners, who give them power. They have gotten so far away from the consent of the governed, our social and legal contract in our constitution, that they don’t even get it anymore. They are blinded by self interest and I suspect very poor educations no matter how elite it may be. They are there in power on sufferance not by right. In corporate hostile takeovers the comfortable, entitled, functionary “management” never want to go or accede power to the stockholders. They almost always have to be thrown out. Same thing here. And the Rep party will not die it will be remade by the voters.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Wasn’t Langone great ! Cavuto replayed that interview on his FNC show today. And he’s a Kasich supporter too.

  54. Dora says:

    Who the Hell is he to decide who the right person is? I feel ashamed that I voted for him.

    Mitt Romney Coordinates Pre-Debate Speech To Set Stage For Thursday Night Ambush….

    “Mitt doesn’t believe Donald Trump is the right person to lead the party,” the Republican said. “There are a number of mainstream Republicans falling in line with Trump, and he wants to speak up before more people go that route.”

  55. swanspirit says:

    Hope this works!

  56. mothy67, says:

    Very odd i just discovered my two favorite movies and songs both came out in 1967 the year I was born. I obviously did not see them in a theater but instead sitting on shagg carpet with the Reedge Cordick Sunday afternoon movie. Two films and two songs that had a life long effect on me. Georgy Girl and To Sir with Love. Lulu was amazing.

    • dm says:

      Ah, To Sir with Love…I can still remember slow dancing with my 8th grade honey to that song – that was quite a dance, and also, a lovely tune.

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